Looking for more information about student loans and student debt? Here are some helpful links for consumers. For more resources from the Project on Student Debt, click here.
You can also call 1-800-4FED-AID
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s online tool to help students and parents make informed financial decisions about paying for college.
The Federal Trade Commission’s fact sheet on ways to recognize and avoid deceptive student loan marketing.
This site from the nonprofit National Consumer Law Center provides valuable information about repayment options, avoiding and getting out of default, dealing with collections agencies, and much more.
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s step-by-step guide to help borrowers explore their repayment choices.
If you have federal loans, this U.S. Department of Education web page will give you a sense of your repayment options.
If you have a federal loan problem that you feel is not being handled fairly, the Student Loan Ombudsman of the U.S. Department of Education may be able to help.
If you have a private or federal student loan problem with a lender, servicer, or debt collector, you can file a complaint through the bureau.